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Captured at the Kinsman Center, in Assiniboine Park/Winnipeg/Manitoba/Canada.Straight from the camera BTW!!…Better seen enlarged just click HERE

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTI, EF 300mm F/4L USM Lens AV 5.6 , Shutter Speed 1/100, ISO 400

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This unique, rare and exotic bird is called The Bali Starling, Leucopsar Rothschildi, also known as Rothschild’s Mynah, Bali Myna or Bali Mynah is a medium-sized (up to 25cm long), stocky myna, almost wholly white with a long, drooping crest, and black tips on the wings and tail. The bird has blue bare skin around the eyes, greyish legs and a yellow bill. Both sexes are similar.

The Bali Starling is critically endangered, hovering immediately above extinction in the wild for several years now (BirdLife International 2006). The last stronghold of the species is at Bali Barat National Park; about 1,000 individuals are believed to be held in captivity legally. In fact, the Bali Starling is so much in danger that that national park has been set up just for the Bali Starling’s survival. The wild population was at an all-time low of just 6 birds in 2001, after the late-1990s wild population of 3-4 dozen was reduced by poachers for the illegal pet trade.

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 4 years ago

    wow a super capture, such beautiful light,dawnx

  • Hi Dawn
    Thanks for your visit
    I appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayabout 4 years ago

    It’s white! Gorgeous! I’ve never seen one like this…amazing image!!!!

  • Hi Robin
    Always appreciate your visits
    Thanks for the courtesy of a fave BTW!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 4 years ago

    What a beauty, Larry. A wonderful capture of this gorgeous bird!

  • Hi Mike
    Thanks for your visit
    I always appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! He must be expensive to own… lol.

  • Hi Al
    Always appreciate your visits
    Thanks for the courtesy of a fave
    I am sure not many folks own this rare bird

    – Larry Trupp

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 4 years ago

    Superb! What a gorgeous bird, and your shot is so clear and well focused! That blue background completely highlights the wonderful blue around the bird’s eye!

  • Hi Joanne
    Thanks for your visit
    I always appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 4 years ago

    Wow! Awesome shot! Love the way the blue around the eye matches the background.

  • Hi Dot
    Thanks for your visit
    I always appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • Rodney Wratten
    Rodney Wrattenabout 4 years ago

    Hi Larry
    Inst. Fav. great photo of the little bird very very clear, you were lucky on such a rare bird.
    Cheers
    Rod.

  • Hi Rodney
    Always appreciate your visits
    Thanks for the courtesy of a fave BTW!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithabout 4 years ago

    Great looking bird,…

  • Hi John
    Always appreciate your visits
    Thanks for the courtesy of a fave BTW!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Larry, this is stunning!
    Love the contrasts between the brilliant blue eye area and the white feathers.
    The background sets it off perfectly!

  • Hi Trish
    Always appreciate your visits
    Thanks for the courtesy of a fave BTW!!
    Watch for my BM OK

    – Larry Trupp

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture. As Trish mentioned the brillant blue eye is stricking against the feathers…

  • Hi Carol
    Always appreciate your visits..Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

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